This Long Night

This Long Night

Now is the time.

The time to let go

Of panicking about panicking.

To put down that self criticism

That you should somehow

be better prepared,

or more resilient.

In this shared messiness

That is this human existence,

Hold your head up.

Be here,

Just as you are.

You are


The doubt,

The fear,

The panic,

The despair,

The pain,

The exhaustion,

The guilt or shame.

Lay them a place at the table

so that they might be heard.

Yet know you are not them,

and they not you.

Feel your feet.

Feel the ground.

Feel the ground through your feet.

Feel grounded.

Let the weight on your shoulders flow down

through your feet

and be held by the Earth.

Take one step at a time.

And tread lightly.


This, long, night.

By Peter Morgan

Tags: Acceptance, humanity, grounding

Post Date: March 2020